[Osmf-talk] New license proposal status II

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 12:53:28 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

> Irrespective of the discussion on the vote format, I think it proper that
> the for and against arguments be put on an equal footing.  In the proposal
> document we've tried to give as much background to why we are proposing
> things as they are and we've also put it up for critical responses on this
> list.  I believe the proposal document, and the discussion on it, is a basis
> for members to make an informed decision, but I certainly acknowledge that
> it is asking you to vote yes with reasons.
> I have therefore updated the main OpenStreetMap page for the new license
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Database_License
> with a link to a Why You Should Vote No page.
And for the convenience of anyone who would like to add something to this
page, here is the actual link:

> I will propose to the Friday meeting of the LWG that the same link be
> included in the formal vote email that will go to members.
> Mike
> At 11:22 PM 2/12/2009, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> >If we cannot reach agreement and if you decide that you want to go ahead
> with a version to which some OSMF members, including myself, have objected
> on this list, I respectfully request to be given a chance to write down why
> I think that OSMF members should vote "no", and for that statement to be
> included in your e-mail that goes out to OSMF members. (I would promise to
> be brief and unemotional, but I think fairness dictates that the other side
> be heard on equal footing.)
> At 09:49 AM 3/12/2009, 80n wrote:
> >Could the LWG please consider provision of a link to a wiki page where
> those who do not support the new license can put their case?
> >
> >This is a formal request, copied to Mike Collinson, Chairman of the LWG.
> >
> >80n
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